‚ÄėSocial Mobility‚Äô Factor Added to College Ranking Process

US News and World Report has made a change to its annual rankings of America’s colleges and universities.

The 2019 college ranking will include two measures of ‚Äúsocial mobility‚ÄĚ based on graduation rates for the recipients of Pell Grants. Pell Grants are funded by the Department of Education and are intended to make college more accessible to students with lower family incomes.

US News said in a post on its ranking method that Pell Grant recipients tend to come from families with annual incomes below $US50,000, with most of the money going to students from families with incomes below $US20,000.

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